Before The Revolution

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Category: Film Reviews (page 1 of 2)

Enemy At The Gates

Review by Kate Devlin


Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Ed Harris                                 Enemy

The title was taken from William Craig’s 1973 non- fiction book “Enemy At The Gates; The Battle for Stalingrad”. The film is loosely based a duel mentioned in the book between the real life Soviet sniper Vassily Grigoryevich Zaitsev and a German sharpshooter ,Erwin Konig mentioned in the 1999 WWII fiction novel “War of The Rats” by David Robbins during the Battle of Stalingrad. Continue reading

The Flight

the flight

Directed by Aleksander Orlov and Vladimir Naumov, Soviet Union, 1970

The Flight is based on work by the Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov (famous in the US for “The

Master and Margarita), Continue reading


Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Benicio Del Toro as Che

This film covers the career of the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. This film is not directed in a standard chronological style but ,in the

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